The fluidity of plasma membranes of Dictyostelium discoideum. The effects of polyunsaturated fatty acid incorporation assessed by fluorescence depolarization and electron paramagnetic resonance.

@article{Herring1980TheFO,
  title={The fluidity of plasma membranes of Dictyostelium discoideum. The effects of polyunsaturated fatty acid incorporation assessed by fluorescence depolarization and electron paramagnetic resonance.},
  author={F. Geoffrey Herring and Ir{\`e}ne Tatischeff and Gerald Weeks},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1980},
  volume={602 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
Two probe techniques, fluorescence depolarization (using diphenylhexatriene) and electron paramagnetic resonance (using 5-doxyl stearic acid), have been used to assess the fluidity of the purified plasma membranes of Dictyostelium discoideum. Both techniques indicate that a large incorporation of polyunsaturated fatty acids into the plasma membranes does not significantly change membrane fluidity In addition, phosphatidylcholines isolated from cells grown on both polyunsaturated fatty acid… CONTINUE READING